This week's guest blog post is by the lovely Tamsin.
Tamsin lives in rural Suffolk and is an award winning Green Living blogger over at Eco Fluffy Mama. She has a keen interest in the Zero Waste lifestyle, and a slight obsession with menstrual cups. Her hobbies include cold process soaping, crochet, reading and photography. She is a huge sci-fi geek, and an even bigger fan of Amanda Tapping (from Stargate SG1 & Sanctuary), who she's been lucky enough to have had afternoon tea with.
I don't know about you, but I love nothing more than a relaxing bath after a particularly taxing day. I'm quite lazy with moisturizing my body (shhh don't tell anyone!), which doesn't really do me any favours since my skin is prone to drying out quite badly thanks to my medications.
Then I discovered a world of creating a luxurious and easy way of moisturizing whilst I'm in the tub. Genius. And great for lazy people like me, hurrah! You'll likely find many different recipes for bath milk, but below is one that I created from learning by experimenting with differing amounts.
Vegan Cocoa Rose Bath Milk Recipe
This is SO easy to make, and you'll like have most of these ingredients in your house.
- 62g Coconut Milk Powder (make sure you get a vegan one)
- 60g Bicarbonate Soda
- 60g Epsom Salts
- 15g Cocoa Butter
- 20 Drops Essential Oil (I like geranium in this)
- Dried Rose Petals (Optional)
Measure out the coconut milk powder, bicarbonatesoda and epsom salts into a bowl. Add the essential oil and mix well. Measure your cocoa butter and then grate it finely, afterwards adding it to the bowl with the other ingredients. Add a small handfull of dried rose petals and mix well. Pour into jar, and then top the mixture off with a few more rose petals to make it look super pretty. And you're done! This will keep for 6 months stored in an airtight jar.
When adding to a bath, just grab a small handful and throw into the bath as the water is running. I find that this mixture helps soften up dead skin, and then leaves a light layer of cocoa butter on my skin so that when I get out the bath, there's no need to moisturise. Just remember to pat your skin dry.
If you're planning on keeping it in your bathroom then puh-lease make sure that your lid has a really good seal. Otherwise moisture gets in and ruins it (learn from my mistakes!).
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!